Should you’re on the lookout for a e-book to make you consider your teaching moderately than simply one thing that presents you with a bunch of drills and techniques, then look no additional than Pondering Volleyball by Mike Hebert. A 50-year volleyball veteran, the just lately retired Hebert affords his newest e-book as one thing he sees as at the least trying to fill the hole he perceives within the teaching literature with regards to studying how to consider volleyball and training.
The broad theme of the e-book is being prepared, prepared, and capable of assume past the traditional. That is not so simple as being OK with taking dangers in the way you do issues, although clearly that is a requirement (Hebert considers himself one thing of a training maverick). It in the beginning requires truly understanding what that standard knowledge is, why it is standard, and its strengths and weaknesses.
There are 10 chapters. One every is devoted to offensive and defensive philosophy. These are the one two which may very well be labeled as technical/tactical in nature, and even then it isn’t the primary level. The opposite eight, in varied methods, take a look at totally different features of teaching – issues like operating a program, creating a mode of play, health club tradition, group belief, and match teaching.
Private anecdotes are a standard function of Hebert’s writing, and he is received a great deal of materials from which to work. They arrive from his personal taking part in days and all the key packages he is coached. My one little criticism is that the tales are strongly biased towards the optimistic and perhaps just a few failures might have been combined in for steadiness. Let’s face it. Not all the things works as meant and we coaches usually discover ourselves having to determine learn how to get well when that is the case.
One of many extra attention-grabbing components of the e-book is the creator’s views towards the trendy concentrate on statistics. That is each by way of frequent stats and issues just like the aggressive cauldron. Hebert is a self-described early-career stats evangelist, however he is come to query their worth relative to the period of time spent gathering them. Not that he reductions stats fully, however he positively asks the trade-off query, and suggests a doubtlessly extra helpful approach of issues.
Likelihood is, at the least one chapter in Pondering Volleyball will trigger you to assume critically about what you are doing as a volleyball coach. Hebert has utilized his appreciable expertise and perception right into a dialogue of nearly each side of teaching volleyball you can consider, and from every kind of angles most of us won’t ever have the chance to discover personally. From that perspective, I might advocate it for coaches in any respect ranges and careers levels.